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After Freedom

Journey home - a poem

By G. A. BoteroPublished 6 months ago 1 min read
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I took a deep breath today

Welcomed the cold air into my lungs

It's been a long while since I felt rain drops on my skin

Kept in the shadows, alone and quiet

Since I crossed the Grande

It's been a long while since I felt rain drops on my skin

I exhaled in relief today

The cold wet sand seals my soul like a bung

It's been a long while since I slept in peace

Bunk beds and florescent

Cold ICE oversees

It's been a long while since I slept in peace

I ride a Greyhound today

A bumpy thirty-six hours on this steel dun

It's been a long while since I've seen my kids

I hope they see me for me

Greys and all

It's been a long while since I've seen my kids

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About the Creator

G. A. Botero

I have a million bad ideas, until a good one surfaces. Poetry, short stories, essays.

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarran6 months ago

    This hit me so hard! It was so poignant!

  • Manisha Dhalani6 months ago

    What a bittersweet poem!

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